The National League for Democracy (NLD) of Aung San Suu Kyi is now the leading opposition force in the Burmese Parliament, after the historic elections Sunday that the president described as "success."
According to official results released Tuesday by the state television, the NLD won 43 of the 44 seats it was running: 37 in the lower house, including the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, four in the upper chamber and two in regional assemblies. A total of 45 seats were in power.
The League, which won a landslide but never recognized by the junta in the 1990 election victory and became the second force of the national parliament, instead of Shan National Democratic Party (SNDP).
The SNDP, better known as the "White Tiger" and enjoys strong support in the ethnic minority Shan is the only one who managed to beat the party of Suu Kyi Sunday, winning a seat in Shan State .
The Solidarity Party and the development of the Union (USDP), created from scratch by the former junta before the controversial elections in November 2010, won on his single seat in the unique riding competition where the NLD was not a candidate.
Nevertheless, the power has immediately nothing to fear.
The USDP had claimed about 80% of seats in disputed elections in 2010. And a quarter of parliamentarians, under the Constitution of active military personnel designated on the sidelines of the electoral process.
"The elections were held successfully," said for his part President Thein Sein on the sidelines of a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Phnom Penh.
The former general, who stepped reforms since the dissolution of the junta a year ago, had encouraged the return of Suu Kyi at the heart of politics after 15 years of house arrest.
Before his ASEAN counterparts met behind closed doors, he felt that the election was "free and fair" and therefore he accepted the results, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Kao Kim Hourn, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the regional bloc.
These elections, seen as a test of the sincerity of the reforms of the new regime have been widely welcomed by the international community, Asean in mind.
Often embarrassed in recent years by the disastrous image of Burma, a member since 1997, the regional bloc now strongly supports the new regime which was given to the previous November summit of the bloc's rotating presidency in 2014.
On Tuesday, the leaders of ASEAN have also called for "the lifting of all sanctions against Burma," said Kao Kim Hourn.
"The lifting of sanctions would contribute positively to the democratic process and in particular to the economic development of Burma," he said, citing officials.
Analysts said the election could push the West to reduce its sanctions, but not remove them completely.
The United States on Monday hailed an "important step in the democratization process." But lifting their sanctions requires the approval of Congress and several elected officials have called for caution.
The European Union, which is considering a reduction of its sanctions late April, on Tuesday began its debate on the magnitude of the thing to do, according to diplomatic sources side.